Thursday’s Hot Ticket

Prep Boys’ Basketball
Great Falls Russell at Butte High, 7:30 p.m.

The Bulldogs (2-8, 1-3) will try to stop a four-game losing streak when they welcome the No. 2-ranked Rustlers (10-1, 4-0) to the Butte Civic Center. CMR rolled to a 60-28 win when these teams met Jan. 5 in Great Falls. Joey Marzion averages nearly 20 points per game to lead the Rustlers. Dallas Cook, the Class AA’s top rebounder, averages a team-leading 13.2 points per game for the Bulldogs. Peter Granger averages just over 10 points, while sophomore Killian O’Leary is coming off a strong weekend.

Prep wrestling
Dillon at Butte High, 6:30 p.m.

The Bulldogs look to build on Saturday’s 3-1 showing at the Class AA Duals when they welcome the Beavers to the Ross J. Richardson Gym for the non-league dual. Butte High will close out hits home schedule Saturday when the Bulldogs host a pair of duals against Billings Senior and Billings West.